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End of Life & Bereavement

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  • Bereavement Support Groups (2)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Burial Benefits (1)
    NS-1000

    Burial Benefits

    NS-1000

    Public programs that pay a portion of the funeral expenses of individuals who qualify, i.e., persons entitled to Social Security and/or veteran benefits.
  • Death and Dying Issues (2)
    YZ-1670

    Death and Dying Issues

    YZ-1670

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of death, the process of dying and/or the concept of death and dying as seen from different historical, philosophical, spiritual, religious, medical and mental health perspectives.
  • Green Funerals/Burials (1)
    PB-5000.2600

    Green Funerals/Burials

    PB-5000.2600

    Programs that provide funerals and/or burial services that incorporate environmentally-friendly options at the request of families wanting a green service. Elements of a green funeral/burial may include a small gathering in a natural setting; use of recycled paper products; locally-grown organic flowers; carpooling; organic food; avoidance of embalming or embalming with formaldehyde-free products; use of sustainable biodegradable clothing, shrouds and caskets; and burial, often in a natural setting with flat rocks, plants or trees as grave markers in lieu of traditional standing stones.
  • Hospice Facilities (1)
    LT-3000.3000

    Hospice Facilities

    LT-3000.3000

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services in an inpatient or residential setting for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family.
  • In Home Hospice Care (8)
    LT-3000.3300

    In Home Hospice Care

    LT-3000.3300

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services in their own homes for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family.
  • Palliative Care (5)
    LT-6650

    Palliative Care

    LT-6650

    Programs that provide for the comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and existential needs of patients with the objective of helping them achieve the best possible quality of life through relief of suffering, control of symptoms and restoration of functional capacity while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices. The focus of palliative care is on people with incurable, progressive illnesses who are in the early stages of their illness. Palliative care may be provided in a wide variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing facilities, hospice facilities and the person's own home; and may be coordinated with other services including curative therapies.
 
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